Transurban and VDOT open Fredericksburg I-95 Express Lanes

New Board of Trade member, Transurban, community leaders, along with state and local officials in Northern Virginia, commemorated the opening of a new 10-mile extension to the I-95 Express Lanes in Stafford County that will provide quicker transportation to and from the Greater Washington region.

These additional express lanes on I-95 heading to Fredericksburg officially opened, Thursday, Aug. 18, just in time for Labor Day Weekend and the remainder of peak summer travel season. The $670 million project, a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban, broke ground in 2019 and is part of a more extensive network of express lanes already servicing and providing congestion relief to Northern Virginia.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin cut the ceremonial ribbon and stated, “The 95 Express Lanes provide faster, more reliable transportation along one of the Commonwealth’s busiest stretches of highway.”

With the opening of these additional lanes, the 95 Express Lanes have become the longest reversible road in the nation. Additional entry points will open later in 2023 adding more access to this much-needed transportation project that is reducing travel times in Northern Virginia.

Transurban currently operates the 495, 95, and 395 Express Lanes in our region bringing quicker travel times, reduced traffic, and more efficient operations to the region’s highways. These additional lanes are part of a two-phase system and when completed, are expected to bring more access to Marine Corps Base Quantico, the FBI Academy, and other facilities in the area.

Click to watch a full report on this project from NBC4 Washington